Heartbeat Music Academy Empowers Underprivileged Youth Through Music Education

    While studies have shown that arts education programs can serve as catalysts for changing the trajectory of a child’s life, when it comes to funding for these initiatives there has been a major decline nationwide. According to Brookings, the lack of support surrounding arts programs for youth has disproportionately impacted students from historically underserved communities. Social entrepreneur Tyra Hawthorne has been devoted to addressing the issue and is using her nonprofit organization Heartbeat Music Academy as a platform to empower underprivileged youth through music and spread awareness about the importance of music education.

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